I'm so glad I found this forum and am going to attempt to get it started again.
I sprained my ankle nearly 3 weeks ago and am really missing running after having to miss out on a run this weekend, so am really wanting to get back into it. It was a bad sprain, I had it Xrayed and as it was in Switzerland I was given an aircast and crutches. i went to casualty on my return to Britain and the nurse told me aircasts are excellent but not given out here because they are so expensive. I took her advise - iced it, took anti inflamatory tablets and started to walk on it like she told me to. After a day I stopped using the crutches and after about a week I started walking without the cast.
The swelling has gone down, but ankle is still slightly swollen and a bit bruised as is the foot (right ankle right outside part of foot). I can walk on it ok but slightly painful especially after a lot of walking.
I know I can't run yet so will start swimming/riding - I was thinking of waiting until I can comfortably walk down stairs. I was just wondering how long it took other people before they actually started running again - it's obviously different depending on seriousness of injury but just to give me a rough idea I'd really appreciate it.